With the large increase in new members/visitors, likely due to the fast approaching NFL Draft, I thought it may be a good time to offer a brief glossary of Dawgs By Nature terms. These terms pop up frequently, but may be strange to those who haven't been around long. I'll list those I can think of now, feel free to add those that you personally like or that I've missed.
Buuuuuuuuuuuhhh - coined by Mooncamping, this is an expression of utter disbelief or confusion.
F@#% You, Go Root for Buffalo - an actual email sent by former GM Phil Savage to a disgruntled fan; used here to express displeasure with someone's comment, but mainly in a humorous and sarcastic manner.
Fairly Hog Certain - being fairly certain of something but in a much funnier way, thanks to a typo by Spidey, who wished to express fairly high certainty.
He's a WINNER - sarcastically used to ridicule the idea that team wins is good evidence of the quality and skill of a particular individual player.
This - simple reply to a comment or post that you like or agree with.
Freaky Flanker - coined, again, by Mooncamping; this is a WR who meets Moon's mysterious size/shape scale.
It's (whatever time) on (whatever date), and Braylon Edwards still sucks - used to periodically remind us of the time, the date, and that Braylon Edwards does in fact still suck.
I stopped reading at Mangina - proper response to any troll or "drive-by" poster who still thinks twisting Mangini into Mangina has some level of wit or humor.
For the love of Joe Thomas, I swear to Joe Thomas, etc. - examples of terms that substitute Joe Thomas for a deity, which has become common practice on the site (for obvious reasons).
Smokescreen - used to express any doubt or skepticism toward a move or decison of the Browns staff; also used to express doubt or skepticism toward comments of any other member of this site.
Maybe you should try Cleveland.com - Seemingly polite, yet sarcastic and scathing response to "drive-by", knucklehead posters who make mindless comments. Example: "WTF?!?! JACK F"N DALHUMME AT QB??!!?! HOCKGREIM MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I"M DUN WITH THIS LOSER TEAM!!!!!; Reply by someone with a fully functioning brain: "Might I suggest you try Cleveland.com?"
Kotknus(sp) - Accepted and encouraged as the way to spell the surname of former Browns GM George Kokinis; mocks the endless errors made while trying to discuss said executive on this site. Current czar Mike Holmgren seems to be next in line with such spellings as: Holgram, Hokgram, Holngrem, Holngreim, etc.
Hoheini - One word term used to refer to the current Browns leadership trifecta of Holmgren (Ho), Heckert (he), and Mangini (ini); follows up the one word term of Mankok for Mangini (Man) and Kokinis (kok).
Anyone feel free to jump in and add to these, as I'm sure I've missed some. I just thought this may be helpful to new members and entertaining for the regulars. My other idea was a post on who we'd draft at #7...